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Statue of Kelpie/ Cattle dog cross known as "Red Dog". The nickname, "Red Dog" has been attributed to the red dirt of the Pilbara Region.
Red Dog was born in the area and travelled between Perth and Broome, and was known by many of the locals throughout the Pilbara and he travelled to many locations including Karratha, Dampier, Roebourne, Point Sampson, Port Hedland, Tom Price, Paraburdoo, Broome and even Perth.
He had an amazing homing instinct, always returning to either Dampier or Karratha where he preferred to base himself. He died in November 1979, it is believed he had been poisoned by strychnine bait. He is buried in an unmarked grave somewhere between Dampier and Karratha.
|Address:||Dampier Highway, Dampier, 6713|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -20.664156|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Meri Forrest (Sculptor)|
The Pilbara Wanderer
Died November 21 1979.
Erected By The Many Friends
Made During His Travels
A COMPLETE HISTORY OF
CAN BE VIEWED AT THE KARRATHA
MEMENTOS ARE ON DISPLAY AT
THE KARRATHA VETERINARY HOSPITAL
RED DOG MEMORIAL FUND
G.R.HEATH. K.G.MERLO. A.G.DELBRIDGE.
P.B.SADLER. B.R.CATTO. DR. R.E.FENNY.
MR. P. LOFDAHL.
PRINCIPAL DONOR MR. ORKY DATE.
MERI FORREST — SCULPTOR
CHRIS HETHEY - BRONZEFOUNDER
THE STORIES THIS OLD DOG COULD TELL
IF ONLY HE COULD SAY
WOULD ADD A PAGE IN HISTORY
FOR EVER AND A DAY
BUT STILL HE`LL BE REMEMBERED
BY THOSE WHO KNEW HIS WAY
THE RED DOG OF THE PILBARA
FROM THE NORTH OF W.A.